ASAM 2107: Social Movements in Asia and Asian America: Books

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Useful Library of Congress Subject Headings


  • Use AND to combine terms & narrow your search
    • example: Asian Americans AND Mass media
  • Use OR to search for related terms & expand your search
    • Minorities in mass media OR Racism in mass media
  • Use * to truncate a word & return all possible endings
    • example: Social media influencer* (will return Social media influencer and Social media influencers)
  • Use ALL CAPS for AND and OR


Below are a selection of useful Library of Congress Subject Headings for searching:

social media Internet personalities (instead of Social media influencers or Internet celebrities)
TikTok (Electronic resource) Asian Americans and YouTube (not a LC subject)
  Asian Americans and Instagram (not a LC subject)
climatic changes (instead of climate change) climatic changes and denial* (note: climatic changes denial is not a LC subject)
internet and activism and Asian Americans mass media and Asian Americans



Books related to Asian American Movement (in Print)